Thursday, December 27, 2007

We are away living it up on Vaca' but will return shortly - Try to not go thru withdrawl, stimulate on the priors til' then!
- Kudos

Friday, December 21, 2007

Frida Giannini has just unveiled Gucci's 8-8-2008 Limited Edition line of accessories, pegged to the Summer Olympics in Beijing. WWD declared the special edition of the $1,415 I-Gucci digital watch to be the "collection's icing," though we're leaning more toward the sneakers. You'll be able to pick up the timepiece worldwide starting next month, though the rest of the collection will be available only in Asia.

What happen to "Stop the violence, increase the peace"? So we've collected knowledge of a condom dispensing 9MM and a birth control carrying Oozie. Masayuki Takahashi designed the Honey Trap the name for his condom gun dispenser. While James Piatt customized the Pursuader, which is a pursue for the ladies, featuring a handy cell phone compartment in the clip. Constructed by interlocking laser cut leather the handbag has no stitching, so it can really look like you'll do some damage. When the boyfriend and girlfriend duo head out for the night with these two accessories, PLEASE stay away from all liquor stores, projects, and police stations.

Sneaker Freaker Issue#11 has dropped delivering in depth features, interviews, and forecasts of the sneaker world. Most of all they reveal their next collaboration shoe. Grab a copy now!

Available now at Sole What, Know It Nothing, Limited Edition and major bookstores.

The latest Visvim Kiefer Nome just dropped at Surrender. The black leather with the black/white cow print or brown is a sure step up to a more stylish version of the Chuck Taylor. So if you're in love with chucks, but you can't rock them on that dinner date? Pick up a pair of Visvim and throw them on with jeans or slacks.

DIVISION Garment Supply, looks like 10Deep, sleeps in the same camp as 10Deep, started off under the wing of 10Deep, basically is 10Deep with a different label. The line is only available through CommonWealth "Some of them do have a feel that is similar to what you’ll find in 10.Deep, like the colored bottoms and the pocketed crewneck, but the overall styling and branding of the line is a lot more quiet and the graphic references are more whimsical and eclectic" per designer Scott Sasso. CommonWealth also conducted an interview on Sasso, You check it out, you be the judge, and let us know.

One of our favorite stores to hit in the UK is Size?. They have straight fire on the shelves! Hot shoe selections include brands like Puma,Nike, Pointer, and Adidas among many others. Plus the prices wont hurt the pockets too much either, This one is a Must!

Kid Sister gets down and dirty at Chi-Towns B96 this week on growing up in the South burbs' and how Kanye got on "Pro Nails".

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Just in, after months of speculation it is finally official. ALIFE will open its Tokyo store on Saturday, December 22nd in the heart of the Harajuku neighorhood.

3-15-10 Jingumae Fl. 1 Map (Japanese Only)
Shibuya-ku, Tokyo Japan
TEL #: +81-03-5775-0200

Remember the Reebok "Pumps" back in the day? 1989 to be exact. They provided the ultimate custom fit and support for hooping and running. Well Reebok brought back the Pump Running Dual in "White/Bright Purple/Laser Pink/Grey" colorway. The shoe is available in very limited quantities at Purchaze and selected stores throughout Germany, they dropped for $175.63 US (They couldn't round the change?)

The Stussy X Levis are now instore and online for Stussy UK. 2005 was Stussy’s 25th anniversary and they worked with Levi’s to create special pieces for the event. With the continuing success of the last project, they have come together again to put out three more products for this year. Stussy is definitly setting the bar for streetwear, showing the up and coming labels who the OG of the game is.

Somethings just come at the perfect time! We stumbled upon Loupe Scarves, a New York based label founded by a young lady who decided to pick up a book on knitting one day, and knit scarves for herself. Pretty soon people were admiring her vibrant designs, and the orders came pouring in. The super snug wool accessories are all hand crafted, which means kudos to warmth and kudos to quality.

You say WTF! We say FASHION! This plexiglass vests for Yves Saint Laurent is a creation of Stefano Pilati for the Spring/Summer 2008 collection. The designer was once Tom Ford's right-hand man at the YSL Rive Gauche ready-to-wear collection. He has also designed for Giorgio Armani and Miu Miu. It's noisy, and you appear to be flocking semi-nude but it's YSL so we will take it with stride.

Ten dollars to the person who recognizes this guys face! Straight out of Iceland Don't be Naked is a label formed by a group of people who join forces to create for the fun of creating, and enjoying each others company. The outcome? Successful. Their stock list contains leggings, jewelry accessories, hoodies, Snoods and the popular Bear tee shown above. Bookmark worthy? YES!

DJ A-Trak will be releasing a limited edition New Era cap "Capture The Flag" (Designed by Skoold In Korectnuss). It will drop this weekend at selected New Era flagship stores in the US, Canada, and Europe. The fitted has black and white stripes underneath with an array of pastel color splash. If you look very closely at the pic above, in front of Curious George and the homie behind the tree, on top of ham-burglars stack of French berets you'll see it. But for a 3-D shot hit up the A-Trak/New Era microsite.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Checkout the new messenger bag created by SAGxKalavinka. The carrier was made from PVC tarpaulin and features a detachable shoulder pad, removable inside pockets, and visible outside pockets for easy access for the smaller accessories. They even hit us with the one two punch allowing you to convert it into a backpack. The only place in the US you can find this at the moment is DQM in New York.

Dave’s Quality Meat
7 East 3rd Street
New York, NY 10003
TEL: (212) 505-7551

GO HARD OR GO HOME! We say, and couture designer Soren Bach is doing just that. The eccentric and flamboyant head pieces were created for his Spring 2008 collection. They scream DARE TO BE BOLD! And for those who imbrace difference Soren Bach leads the way with style and poise.

Do they glow? Or are the neon colors just POPN'? Nike SB is paying homage to the early skate culture. Remember Skate or Die on Nintendo? If not then you're probably a new booty who JUST jumped on the scene because skateboarding is "cool". Well you're lame! On another note, These "Thrashin" Nike SB Dunk High (above) and the "Skate or Die" Nike SB Dunk low (below) are inspired by the first skateboard game to hit stores 20years ago. They feature original skate or die artwork throughout the shoes colorways and patterns. These dope kicks will not be released until sometime next year so close out the pay pal screen.

Kevin Lloyd Ancell was adopted at a young age and raised by a group of southern California surfers. They were the movers and shakers of the 1970s surf scene, and for Ancell, surfing became a way of life as well as a teacher of discipline; it helped him meet challenges and overcome fear. That is where the art comes in. For Ancell, art is an exploration of the inner self and another form of self-expression. Ancell draws most of his inspiration from Manuel Ribeira — a Spanish painter who lived in Italy. He also draws inspiration from the works of Rembrandt, Caravaggio and the old, Flemish masters. Though he now lives and works as a full-time artist in San Francisco, Ancell's past wanderings have included Mexico, Costa Rica, and China. In China he studied Wu Shu and taught American culture at the Beijing Institute of Science and Technology — until he was expelled for "improper political and spiritual activity." When he's not painting, he's out surfing — or making surfboards.

Claw Money was born in Queens and raised in Long Island. After dropping out of the Fashion Institute of Technology, Claw began bombing with legendary writers and founded graff crew PMS. Claw has worked as a fashion stylist for Korn, Ice-T, Ice Cube, and Guns N’ Roses, and has styled for Nike, adidas, Sector Watches, and Guiness. She launched Claw Money, her signature clothing line, in Spring, 2002. Fashion editor of Swindle magazine, Claw is also co-branding with Ecko Red International, Kid Robot and Hasbro, and BPMW. Featured in the 2005 documentary Infamy, Claw has also been seen in Autograf: New York City’s Graffiti Writers by Peter Sutherland (powerHouse Books, 2004), Supreme Quality and Enamelized by Roger Gastman (Gingko Press, 2005 and 2004, respectively), as well as countless magazines around the world. She lives and works in New York City.

Since people are starting to rock vest harder than those dated 80's gold rope chains here's a sure way to enter that super posh New Years Eve Party this year shining. Peep the GQ way to rock the waistcoats from for the hip, trendy, but sophisticated look. Bring the New Year in with a BANG!

Check the ultimate footwear store, Presenting all the latest must-have designer brands and hottest styles, 24/7, 365 days a year. Stocklists include Dolce & Gabbana, Jimmy Choo, Marc Jacobs, Tod’s, Paul Smith, Versace, Church’s, John Lobb and Christian Louboutin. You'll have a field day!

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

UNDFTD has joined forces with Philly boutique UBIQ for the collaboration on two simple tees. The duo came up with a Chuck Bednarik photo print, and U-Man shirt. The collab will drop on Thurs. December 20th exclusively on the UNDFTD online store., the first online channel providing an in-depth look into global street culture has dropped their new interview with ex club kid turned fashion designer Richie Rich of Heatherette. The line gave birth after a buyer for Patricia Field spotted Rich in one of his own leather tops, and ordered 20 of them on the spot. Since then he along with his PNC Traver Rain have designed for Foxy Brown, Lil' Kim, Gwen Stefani, Hello Kitty, Paris Hilton, and the list goes on. Enough of our Ranting, watch the video!

We're in love! Onitsuka Tiger (Asics camp) has always been one of my favorite kicks out, but these Koi Klubs make it official. Kio Klub is a series of super limited edition sneakers released at only a handful of locations in Japan. The simple yet detailed and appealing design was created with Fabre like material. They also implemented the letterman style lettering on the back for the "Koi Klub" logo, which gives the shoe that added freshness. The sneaker can be purchased at Mita, and are definitely worth coping.

BBC Ice Cream has released their season 6 look book, and it is a HUGE step away from their past years. You won't be seeing the all over animated design, or waffle print Keds in this collection, the brand has seemed to mature. Take a look at the look book, and I promise you wont be blinded by any bright hoodies!

Looking to get laid this Christmas? Well we have JUST the right gift to give the "Wifey". With only 500 available the limited edition Dior Christal Red watch is a sure score. The sparkling time piece is bounded with beautiful sapphire and blinged out with 307 diamonds. The piece drops for $21,200 USD, so before you reach out to make this purchase, ask yourself, is she worth it?

Kidrobot have had their hands full with many new projects. They recently opened their flagship store in Miami and now their first bike, which is a collaboration with Nemisis Project. The bike comes equiped with a custom powdercoated U-lock, color matched key’s, color matched tool kit and custom one off Kidrobot Valve stem caps; all hand made by Brad Hodges. It Drops for 6,000 USD and can be coped at Kidrobot direct.

Earnest Sewn and French footwear company Repetto are releasing a limited-edition organic shoe that will be part of Barneys "Greencaste" line. They sought out the help from Cone Denim, France's oldest denim factory, to ensure a 100% organic product. Available exclusively at Barneys New York, 660 Madison Avenue (between E. 60th and E. 61st Street).

Monday, December 17, 2007

CIRCAROYALE received the opportunity to attend the Crooks & Castles flagship grand opening party on Saturday night. The 8021 assortment will feature a new series of their New Era Fitted caps, hoodies, printed Tees, and jewelry. Like Gucci who implements green strips with red in the middle, Crooks mixed it up with red strips and green which will be featured throughout their collection. There was so much illness in the building I thought I was in Cedar Sinai, with many of the hot pieces being exclusive to Los Angeles.

The new face of mens luxury fashion Ozwald Boateng has opened his flagship store in London's Savile Row. The slim fitting designer plans to launch another 30 international - mostly franchises - over the next three years.

SBTG and Mr.SK (Sample Kickz) have collabed again to create the second installation in their AC/DC Project. These pair titled "AC/DC Eclipse" combines lightening with rain fall (presented with "rain camo"). Last month the "Electric Storm" sold out in less then 3 minutes. This release will be limited as well, only 12 pair and will be sold exclusively online at Kix-Files. The hot dunks JUST dropped at midnight Hong Kong time (11AM EST) so HURRY HURRY!

Every year the imaginations of shoe design gets better. The ACG Terra, designed by NIKE's Michael Sarantakos was originally created for big wave rider Laird Hamilton to train in. The sole is waffle print, and the tip of the shoe curves upward; they are also lite in weight and water friendly. This amazing creation would be an excellent choice for running or water training. There’s also a matching sister shoe known as the Pocket Knife which has much similarities with the old Foot scape in terms of side-lacing.

Many of the new pieces for HUF SF will keep you warm this winter. The San Francisco based label is dropping warm zip up hoodies, and an array of dope caps for the second part of their collection. The caps are solid in the back with static like print on the front, which is also implemented on the inside of the hoodies as well.

Just what the world needs more items to stick diamonds on! The iDiamond ear, created by Heyerdahl jewelry, is designed with 18 Karat gold and 204 diamonds. The flashy iPod or MP3 accessory drops with a pretty sticky price tag of 4,350 EUR / 6,400 USD, a sure way to give that music player the extra “ungh”.

Karmaloop and Obey are getting together to have a contest called VISUAL definition. Visual definition is a photographic contest to spark creativity. Karmaloop and Obey want contestants to capture the essence of their favorite city, anywhere in the world, in a single photograph. Show what inspires you, and prize packages from both OBEY and Karmaloop will be rewarded to the best results. The grand prize submission will be offered as a printed, limited edition OBEY/Karmaloop t-shirt, along with a signed version of Supply and Demand, a limited OBEY signed print and an assortment of OBEY product.

You can sign up here: